November 22, 2000


Journalism Fellowships Available

Minority students seeking careers as newspaper journalists are invited to apply for generous awards that combine graduate scholarships with internships.

The Newhouse Graduate Fellowship/Internship in Newspaper Journalism for Minorities underwrites master's level study at the acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University while providing on-the-job training at the Newhouse Newspapers.

Two winners a year receive free tuition, monthly stipends of $1,100, health insurance coverage and up to $3,300 in other benefits for 18 months of graduate study during which time they also work as interns at the Syracuse Newspapers.

Later, after receiving master's degrees, the awardees work for a year as full-time apprentices either at the Syracuse Newspapers or at one of the other Newhouse newspapers across the country, earning competitive entry-level salaries.

To be eligible for the 2001-2003 competition, a candidate must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than journalism (with a B average or higher) by June 15 of 2000, be a United States citizen and either African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian or Native American.

To apply he or she must, by February 10, 2001, submit a complete application for admission to Syracuse University's master's program in newspaper journalism. This requires taking the Graduate Record Examination no later than February 1, 2001. The $50 Syracuse University graduate application fee will be waived for all eligible Newhouse Fellow candidates.

Further information and application forms are available from Dean Nancy W. Sharp, 305 Newhouse I, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 13244-2100. She also can be reached by phone, 315-443-1124; e-mail, nwsharp@syr.edu or FAX 315-443-3946.

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